WILDETALK: Franny Moyle & Cate Haste

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Franny Moyle and Cate Haste discuss with Carlo Gebler their biographies of Constance Wilde and Alma Mahler.

Franny Moyle is a key figure in cultural television programming. She left a very senior role at the BBC a year ago to pursue her own publishing and television projects, and is currently a freelance executive producer, handling some of the BBC’s and other terrestrial channels’ major cultural series. Her biography, Constance, The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde was published in 2012. Her most recent book is Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Time of J M W Turner.

Cate Haste is an author, biographer and documentary film maker. Her books include biographies of artists Craigie Aitchison and Sheila Fell. She published with Cherie Blair a group biography of British Prime Ministers’ spouses, The Goldfish Bowl. Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler has just been published. As documentary director -producer for the major networks she made films for CNN’s award-winning series, Cold War and Millennium, and for BBC, Channel 4 , and ITV she directed documentaries on Nazi Women, the Munich Crisis of 1938, and End of Empire and the biography of Winston Churchill, among others.


We are grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the loan of the Steinway Piano, for the purpose of this event.

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